The 33rd AIVC and 2nd TightVent Conference - Optimising Ventilative Cooling and Airtightness for [Nearly] Zero-Energy Buildings, IAQ and Comfort,  was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-11 October 2012.

Contains 61 papers. 

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Sizing rules in residential ventilation standards lack uniformity in both methodology and resulting design flow rates.
Jelle Laverge and Arnold Janssens
This paper reports on the construction, experimental set up and infiltration characteristics of a purpose built full-scale experimental house.
M. Plagmann, S. McNeil, M. Bassett
The airtightness of 36 houses built since 1995 and across four cities in New Zealand (NZ) was measured.
S. McNeil, L. Quaglia, M. Bassett, G. Overton, M. Plagmann
Indoor environment quality in buildings strongly depends on the proper ventilation. Still a large amount of single- and multifamily buildings are equipped with the natural ventilation system.
Joanna Ferdyn-Grygierek, Andrzej Baranowski
Ensuring a proper indoor environment in the museum exhibition rooms requires, among others, the achievement and maintenance of the proper air change rate.
Andrzej Baranowski, Joanna Ferdyn-Grygierek
When planning ventilation systems for energy efficient housing, an appropriate design of the overflow elements between rooms is important as it influences ventilation losses, indoor air quality and sound attenuation between rooms.
Gabriel Rojas Kopeinig, Mattias Rothbacher, Rainer Pfluger
The thermal comfort of the residential building Home for Life is investigated with a particular focus on the strategies used to achieve good thermal comfort, and the role of solar shading and natural ventilation.
Peter Foldbjerg, Amdi Worm, Thorbjørn Asmussen, and Lone Feifer
The airtightness of office and educational buildings influences energy use and thermal comfort. A leaky building is likely to have a high use of energy and thermal discomfort.
Åke Blomsterberg, Stephen Burke
The monitoring of a demand controlled heat recovery ventilation system with ground heat exchange in a zero-energy building in Groenlo, The Netherlands, revealed interesting practical insights.
Bart Cremers
In Spain, the residential sector is the third principal source of energy consumption; many of these dwellings are obsolete and do not have optimal conditions of comfort.
Jesica Fernández-Agüera, Rafael Suárez, Per Heiselberg
Accidental dispersion of toxic gas clouds may occur around industrial platforms or during hazardous materials transportation.
Gaëlle Guyot, Daniel Limoges, François-Rémi Carrié
During the project QUAD-BBC, several ventilation systems have been studied in residential (individual house and collective dwellings) and non-residential (school, offices) and assessed by the evaluation of an IAQ multi-criteria.
Xavier Boulanger, Laure Mouradian, Charles Pele, Pierre Yves Pamart, Anne-Marie Bernard
Building sealing may affect the total air change by decreasing the leakages and question the ability for ventilation systems to reach their goal of providing an acceptable indoor air quality.
Marc Jardinier, Laure Mouradian, Pierre-Yves Pamart, Charles Pele, Anne-Marie Bernard
Traditional architecture gives ideas to enrich modern architecture. In traditional architecture, local materials and renewable energy resources have been used. The courtyard was one of the traditional architecture solutions as a climate modifier.
Mohamed Hssan Hassan
LBNL Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States.
Wanyu R. Chan, Jeffrey Joh, and Max H. Sherman
An emerging issue in Denmark is passive smoking in residential buildings where non-smokers are exposed to harmful smoke from their neighbours. There are various ways that smoke infiltrates from one flat to another.
Amalie Gunner, Siamak Rahimi Ardkapan, Alireza Afshari, Niels Christian Bergsøe
Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) is a well established principle to provide a certain indoor environmental quality, defined both in the terms of air quality and thermal comfort.
Jakub Kolarik
The performance of ventilation and airtightness of the building envelope was studied in field measurements in recently constructed Estonian apartment buildings.
Leena Paap, Alo Mikola, Teet-Andrus Kõiv, Targo Kalamees
The quality of the air that we breathe inside our homes, offices, schools and other public or private buildings is an important determinant of healthy life and people’s well being.
Marie-Eve Héroux and Matthias Braubach
The paper summarizes the activites undertaken by AppliedSensor within the European Clear-up project with respect to new developments in volatile organic compound sensing for demand controlled ventilation.
Heiko Ulmer, Simone Herberger